Kathy Ireland Defends Pre-Oscar Hosting Skills

Former swimsuit model, Kathy Ireland, was slammed by critics for her “stiff and awkward” celebrity interviews during ABC’s pre-Oscar interviews.

“No One Reads a Teleprompter Like Kathy,” screamed a TMZ headline. According to Us Weekly, she received most of her nasty comments within 140 characters – on Twitter that is. Although likely bombarded by the negative feedback, Ireland took time to reply to each individual comment.

Similar to her grateful and gracious exit from last season’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Ireland simply tweeted: “[I] cannot please everyone…and frankly I wouldn’t ever want to” and to another fan, “Don’t feel embarrassed for me. [I] had a blast and it was so much FUN!”

A true sign of class (easily visible in these pictures of her looking very statuesque the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Governor’s Ball held at Kodak Theatre on March 7th), Ireland went on to say, “I won’t give up my day job of design.”

She knows what she’s good at: being the CEO of Kathy Ireland World Wide, a $1.4 billion design empire.